Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chinese New Year Break 2015

We still have 2.5 days left of our holiday, but it's going way too fast! We've enjoyed just laying low in HK and spending lots of family time together. Here are a few pictures from the first half of our break. 
Bryan and Jack at School on last day before break.
Jack's class on Cultural Day.



Lunch at the beach, boys in swim suits... Bryan and I in sweatshirts and cold ;o)



Waiting for the bus...

 Out Chinese New Year outfits...


Bryan and I spent the night over in China... Papa John's for dinner and some local markets after...


The boys stayed at a friends for the night... had a little baseball game while we were gone...


BBQ on the Paine's rooftop... they got a new grill ;o)







Indian Buffet Lunch on Wed.. It wasn't an offical holiday yet, so we got the weekday lunch price... nice!


After lunch we checked out the new ferris wheel on HK island. It will be here for at least two years... it was a great ride!






we took the ferry across afterwards to finish off the afternoon.


Morning coffee date with ear friends!!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A January Catch Up...

 January is flying by!! Its been a good month though.. here's a little recap as we enter the final week of the month. Remember our little foster girl chen chen? Well some friends of ours are fostering here while she is in HK for some medical updates and we got to see her. She is such a sweetie and has come SOO far in the last couple years.. She is able to use her hands really well and can do many things that the Drs weren't sure about when she first started out.

Max had both Animal day and farmer day this month.. he looked cute for both! I was planning on him being a tiger for animal day, but it had to be a farm animal, so he is an orange barn cat ;o)



 Max and his two best friends playing animals


 Jack's grade had a field trip to ocean park. Jamila and I chaperoned this fun group of boys for the day.


Jack and I at Ocean park

 Bryan ran his marathon this morning. He had awful cramps at mile 23/24 so didn't finish as fast as he wanted, but I'm just glad he finished in one piece!


Bryan went home to nap after and the boys and I went out for lunch!

Sunday night here... ready for another week!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Christmas in the US Part 2: WI

We spent the second week in snow-less, freezing cold WI... We had so much with the Schroeders, despite the fact that one by one we all got sick as the week went on... Some high lights... tons of cousin time, watching the three-two years olds play, snuggling our new niece, lighting the candles on the tree sliding on the frozen creek, pretzel houses, working out with Sarah, playing games, matching cousin Pjs made by Grandma, Fondue, a lunch out with just the siblings and no kids, relaxing afternoons by the fire... and SO much more...

















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